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Jas. T. Bacon. Thos. J. Adams.
E. KEE8E. Corresponding Editor.
Edffefleld, 8. C., December 8*1881.
TWO WIDELY DIFFERENT Vi EWS
In the late debate on the stock law
in the legislature, Mr. Dargan, of
Darlington, the author of the bill, de.
livered a very forcible argument in
favor of its passage. It was true, he
said, that the bill aimed at a very old
law, but that did not prove that, it
was not a good measure. The people
themselves had already virtually
abandoned the old fence law, and
ihis measure only attempted to put
into operation what they had already
.decided upon. The result of the
operations fd the kw on the Sea Is
lands of South Carolina, where so
many poor persons lived, disproved
the allegation that this law would
operate to the injury of the small
farmers. This bill meant progress
and it had always been the fate of
progress to meet with resistance. All
improvements were resisted by the
ignorant. He trusted that this As
sembly would rise above such shallow
opinions. The agricultural depart
ment of the State had endorsed the
hill. The value of lands in the State
amounted to $79,000,000, while that
of stock amounted to $9,500,000 only,
in which estimate is included $3,000,
O00 of horses and $3 500,000 for
mules and asses, leaving only about
$3,000,000 worth of cattle. Are we
to protect this $3,000,000 of cattle at
the expense of $79,000,000 of land ?
It was a singular fact that in South
Carolina to-day a pig enjoys mor*
privileges thau Governor Hampton.
Tho humblest man IQ the State, who
owned a pine barren, could without
even a fence around it say to the
Governor. "Don't put your foot within
this inclosure," while the pig could
go anywhere he pleaeed in the land.
The question had to be met sooner or
later; it could not be kept out of pol
itics. It had to be met in the next
campaign, and it had be-ter be met
now and here.
Mr. Dennis, of Charleston, said the
Democratic party had promised pro
tection to the people who had voted
ior him. In behalf of his people he
pretested against auy such law. In
the low country there was an abund
ance of grasses good for stock. The
voice of the people was not to be
stifled. It would make itself heard
sooner or later, ile appealed to the
Legislature to pause before passing
this law. A public inseting had been
heid in Charleston County and out o'
a population of six hundred only fif
teen had been in favor of the stock
law. There were thousands of aere9
of land in Charleston County unfit
for anything else but for grazing of
cattle. The few men who want the
stock law in Charleston County were
the richJaridowc?r?^ .The flflflfrflgji
did not want it, and its passage would
do them a grievous wrong.
The Text o. the General Stock
The bill "to provide a general stock
law and regulate the operations of
the same," as it passed the House on
"Wednesday, the 20th of November, ex
cepts the counties of Geo* f'nvn,
Williamsburg aud Horry fron the
provisions of the law, but with the
further proviso that these counties be
fenced in at their own cost and sepa
rated from the adjoining counties
The bill proposes to make it unlaw"
ful for the owner or holder of any
horse, mule, ass, swine, sheep, goat or
cattle of any description, to allow
such animals to run at large beyond
the limits of his own land. When,
ever such animals are found upon
the lauds of any other perron, the
owner or holder of them is made lia
ble for all damages sustained and for
the expenses of seizure and mainte
nance, tte stock to be held .liable for
the same in preference to all other
liens and claims upon it. The owner
or tenant of land is allowed to hold
possession of trespassing animals and
to charge fifty cents for the seizure of
come and twenty-five cents for the
seizure of other classes of animals
specified, and to recover damages f?>r
injuries sustained, the reclamation to
be laid before the owner within forty
eight hours. If the animals are not
turned over to the owner within
twelve hours, he is rendered liable
for the further cost of maintaining
the animals until they are delivered
to him. The owner, however, is al
lowed to recover immediate posses
sion of his stock upon giving bond to
cover all expenses. In case the own
er of the steck is not known it is to
be held one week, then turned over
to a trial justice, by him advertised
for ten daye and theu sold, the pro
ceeds to be uaed, first to defray all
claims and expenses and the surplus,
if any, to be placed in the hands o^
the clerk of court. At the end of a
year if still unclaimed, the money is
then to be turned over to the county
treasurer to be used as county funds.
Known owners of animals who neglect
to adjust the legal demands upon
them for three days after notice shall
be treated as if unknown.
The destruction or removal of any
fence intended to enclose animals by
persons other than the owners or
holders is made a misdemeanor, and
is punishable by fine or imprisonment.
The rescuing of an animal which has
been impounded \? also made a mis
demeanor. It is also made a misde
meanor to ride or drive over the fields
of another. This Act. is to go into
effect on the 1st day of March, 1S82.
A compositor who "set up" the
toast, "Woman-without her, man
would be a savage;" put the stops in
the wrong place, and it read, "Wo
man without her- man, would be a
Miscellaneous Legislative Proceed
In the Senate, on Saturday, the 26th
Nov., Mr. Callison presented a bill of the
deeoest and highest and broadest impor
tance to Edgefield County-to authorize
the consolidation of the Atlantic & French
Broad Valley Railroad Company and the
Edgefield, Trenton and Aiken Piailroad
Company under the name of the French
Broad and Atlantic Railroad. Mr. Par
ker, of Abbeville, presented the 6ame bill
afterwards in the House; and it bas been
favorably reported upon.
The Stock Law bill for Edgefield Coun
ty has also been reported upon favorably.
The House, we are glad to say, has sat
down quite heavily on an attempt to re
open the liquor traffic outside of incorpo
rated towns, under the guise of an inno
cent movement to except domestic wines
from the operations of the present Act.
It seems that the proposed plan.'of sub
mitting certain amendments to the Con
stitution, which shall be pass-d by the
Legislature, to the people, has not found
much favor in the eyes of th" ? mate. It
has decided, by a small majority, in favor
of a Constitutional Convention winch will
require the concurrent vote of two-thirds
of the members of both Houses. It will
also require a two-thirds vote of the Gen
eral Assembly to propose any amendment
to ue submitted to the vote of the people.
The present outlook would indicate that
the Constitution of 1SGS will remain in
tact for some time to come. Upon this
subject Mr. Callison said that he had been
in favor of calliug a.Constitutional Con
vention, but after reviewing the work of
the commission he had changed his views.
The commission, in his judgment, had sug
gested but one single changed'any virtue
in the Constitution and, he thought, it
would t>e beat to bb row the whole thing
in the waste basket.
In the debate on the Stock Law, Mr.
Talbert, ol' Ed'-efield, said he had an earn
est solicitude to have the question mettled
finally as far as his county was concerned.
He did not believe in hasty action, but
the conclusion to pass a stock law had
not been arrived at suddenly. 11 had been
carefully considered at least in Edgefield
County. He would vote- for the bill, but
he would not deny the right of any coun
ty to be excepted from its provisions He
thought the State might build the fences
around the excepted counties, and thus
avoid all dissatisfaction.
There is an important amendment be
fore the Legislature to the insolvent debt
or's act. The amendment proposes to
take away from the insolvent debtor the
right to give preference among his credit
ors. If adopted this would put the insol
vent debtor in the condition of an invol
A bill to regulate the licensing of phy
sicians and surgeons has been discussed in
the Senate. The principal object ol' this
bill is to put a stop to the business of itin
Mr Callison thought that one of the
features of this bill was designed to drbar
homeopathic physicians from practicing in
this State, and he therefore moved to
strike out thc enacting clause.
This motion brought Drs. Lartigue and
Bussard to their feet Dr. Bossard then
defined the general objects ol the bill, and
stated that it contained no clause which
would prevent any homeopathic physi
cian holding a genuine diploma from pur
suing his calling.
Mr. Callison's motion was rejected and
the bill passed to its third reading.
A bill lo give Trial Justices jurisdiction
to foreclose hens under $100, nas been re
ported unfavorably, and tue report adopt
Tiie Agricultural Committee has report
ed favorably on a bill to require persons
purchasing cotton seed and lint cotton to
keep a record of the perseus from whom
such purchases ure made.
A bill has passed the Senate providing
for the punishing of persons guilty ol' ma
?jB^ii)ury to bridges on the public roads.
3f|s?f3M?r"?Hl^lii?f-" 11 TCJ> ?P'iy^r>~^''-j"j
t J pay Auditor o?iIgeiield County
Concerning a bill for the appointment
of tlip superintendent of the Penitentiary
by tile Governor for a term of four years,
Mr. Callison moved an indefinite postpone
Mr. Harlee thought the bill an improp
er one. The directors of the Penitentiary
are elec'"d by the Legislature and thc su
perintendent should also be chosen in the
Mr. Callison thought it was impolitic
and unwise to give the Governor more ap
pointing power, nor did he believe in ex
tending the term ol office of the superin
tendent of the penitentiary. The resolu
tion to indefinitely postpone was tarried.
Mr. Strom, of Edgefield, has presented
a bill to amend an Act entitled " An Act
to prohibit thc sale ol'seed cotton between
the hours of the setting and rising of the
sun, and to regulate the sale of seed cot
ton," approved June 8, li77, by extend
ing the provisions thereof to grain.
Mr. Ward, of Edgefield, has presented
a bill to amend an Act relating to enticing
laborers, by tusking it a misdemeanor for
a laborer to violate his contract whether
the same be verbal or iu writing. This
Mr. Talbert, of Edgefield, presented a
bill to require fire insurance companies to
deposit bonds with the Comptroller Gen
eral to pay penalties for wilful failure to
Nu strone Prospect ut Repealing the
The first gun of the Lien law repealers
was fired in the House one day last week,
by the combined forces of the State Agri
cultural Society and the Slate Grange.
The petition of the joint bodies was pre
sented by Mr. E. M. Racker, at whose re
quest the reading clerk began to read the
document. Either owing to the sinuosi
ties of the chirography or the mixed char
acter of the metaphors, however, the task
was no easy one, and after spelling through
a half dozen pages, that able officer was
relieved from his embarrassment by a mo
tion to print the document, which was
adopted and the matter deferred to some
On Monday night, the 28th Nov., there
was a caucus of the advocates of repeal,
after the adjournment of the Legislature,
at which it ia understood there was avery
small attendance, so much so indeed that
it is very questionable now whether any
bill willbe introduced at this session look
ing to repeal.
The Stock Law in the Senate.
As we have reported in another article,
a general Stock Law for the State passed
the House last week, and was sent to the
Senate. That body, however, having ad
journed ft om Friday afternoon, t he 2d,
until Tuesday night, the 6th, has not yet
begun to consider the matter. It will
probably do so on Wednesday or Thurs
day of this week. As regards its ultimate
action, opinion is much divided. By our
next issue, however, we will be able to
announce the result.
IMPORTANT TO EDtiEFIELIt PEO
PLE OPPOSITE THE LOCKS.
The Hon. E. B. Murray, of Ander
son, has introduced a bill to require
the construction of sufficient fish ways
in the dam across Savannah River,
near Augusta, bv the 1st day of
March, A. P. 18S2; and repealing
an Act entitled "An Act to incor
porate the Edgefield Cotton and
Woolen Manufacturing Company,"
approved February 27th, 1873, and
the Acts amendatory thereto, and in
structing the Fish Commissioner to
remove the obstructions in said rivet
caused by the dam of such coinvany,
if the requirements are not complied
with ; also, a bill to prohibit fishing
nets, traps, or similar devices within
certain distance of the dam across
Savannah River near Augusta.
These bills have been reported
upon favorably, and will, in all pro
bability, become laws.
THE ?EBATE?POKTU? GENERA
STOIK LAW AND ITS PAS
SAGE..BY THE HOUSE.
Early in the session, Mr. Dargan,
representative fromjgDarlington, ii
troduced a bill to provide a gener
stock law for the whole State. Pern
ing the consideration of this bill,
course no specific move was made i
regards Edgefield County alone. C
, Wednesday, Nov. 30,the bill was take
up for the second or third time in tl
House with a view of finally testir
the sense of that body. TgWe give tl
discussion in full, as reported in tl
News and Courier, knowing that i
this juncture nothing will be moi
acceptable to our readers :
Mr. Dargan, tue*author"of the hil
offered an amendment, requiring sue
counties as were^to be excepted Lo
the law to be fenced. The ameni
ment was offered so that, the countn
which desired tc be excepted from tl
operations of the law should kno
what was expected of them.
Mr. Vei ner, of Oconee, said he wi
in favor of the general law. Thei
had been no argument against it. Tl
majority of the people were in fav<
of it, and be would vote for it, bi
would introduce a separate bill e:
empting certain portions of his count;
Mr. Aldrich, of Aiken, proponed
substitute providing for the fenciri
our. of excepted counties by the Sta'
and not. at the expense of the com
ties. He is clearly of the npinic
that the expense should be a Stal
tax. The counties that desire to i
excepted pr.y about one-half of th
whole taxes.to the State. This beiu
so it was wise, proper and jost till
the State should bear the burden.
Mr. Chase, of Darlington, favore
the last proposition to make the Stal
pay for the fencing out of thu e:
cepted counties. It was wrong I
make any county go to the expem
of protecting itself in the enjoymer
of rights which are already guarai
teed to them by the law.
Mr. Haskell, of Richland, inquire
if the mover of the amendment ha
any idea of what the fencing of tl
counties would cost ?
Mr. Hemphill, of Chester, favore
the bill. There would be no use t
have a Legislature if they were di
barred from upsetting a system whic
waa out of date. This:law was bei
foi the State, and the only questio
was whether it was a'ijwise politic?
move. He did not believe in beatin
about the bush. The best way wi
to face the issue, DHBS the law, an
then the people wouldjceaee discus)
ing it. As to the ?expense, :,thei
could be no justice in making th
people of the county pay'the'expens
of fencing out a remote county. H
proposed an amendment dividing th
expense of constructing the fences bf
tween contiguous counties.
Mr. Gilland, of Williamsburg, sai'
the bill would be useless in its prc
sent shape. The bill was intended L
go itjto operation on the let of .Marci
18^2. To fence in WTilliainsbur
Purity *wbulcrccsr^Q,Oto, wTm
would require a cax of three mill
for three successive years to raise.
Mr. Murray, of Andersen, though
it but fair,as the pioneer counties bm
paid for their own fences, that thoa
who COW desired to except the msc I ve
should do the same.
Mr. Dargan believed that, th
strength of the measure lay in its ap
plication to the whole State, but h
was willing to let any county be ex
cepted, provided that, county bore th
expeuses of the exception. Wha
was the use of making provisions lo
fence when ?any one could see th.
handwriting on the wall which fore
told the end ol' all leuce*. Th
measure was a progressive ono. I
had started in the mountains ant
was rii.sbintr along irresistibly lo Un
neacost. He saw prosperity in tb?
future for South Carolina, and noth
ing could hasten its coming more thai
this very measure.
Mr. Aldrich spoke at length agains
the bill. The question had neve
been discussed in his county. It wa
a revolution on the agriculture of thi
State and should not be hurriedlj
Mr. II ask di said that he was pre
pared to vote for the law for th<
whole State, while perhaps, as far a
his own oounty was concerned, it wai
his duty to vote against it. He wai
opposed, however, to saddling a deb
upon the State, the only limit ic
which would be the whims and cap
rices of a number of counties anc
Mr. McKissick, of Union, said thai
he knew the advantages ol' the stoct
law, but hs was not in favor of pass
ing a geneial law. Ile couid see
very well how even so god a law ai
a stock law would not suit cet tain lo
calities in the State. While be
thought the stock law was good hf
was not prepared to force it upon any
After an hour s discussion anothei
vote was reached upou a motion tc
table the amendment providing fbi
the payment of the fences by the
State. The amendment was tabled
tv a vote of 79 to 36 and the discus
sion was resumed.
Dr. Parker, of Abbeville, said he
was in favor of the law for the whole
State, but was not willing to force it
on those counties who did not desire
to avail thernsf-lveH of it. He sug
gested an amendment which would
first allow the qualified voters .if the
counties which were to be excepted to
pass upon the question.
Mr. Tindall, of Clarendon, though1
that the people on the coast, where
there were comparatively lew agri
cultural intere ts, should have the
opportunity to express their wishes.
A motion to table Mr. Dargan'?
amendment 4o make the excepted
counties pay for their own fences wa*
lost. Yeah TA), nays 04
An amendment WSB then made pro
viding fer the erectixu of county
fences in-the excepted :ounties on or
before th? 15th of Ma?*n, 1882.
A votj was then taken on the
amendm^iLy.lividing thVexpenses be.
tween coitiguous counties. A motion
to table his was .adopted-yeas G7t
Mr. Savyer, of A??tu, offered an
amendmeit providing for the submis
sion of tie question to^the voters Of
the excepted counties. This was
tabled-6i to 53. f
The fri?-rds*of the bril then called
tlie previous questioned Mr. Dar
gan's amendment was adopted--ye-a
C9 nays 4r. '
The previous quej^i?n was Iben
then calfeVon tlie whole"matter, and
the bill pured to a third reading
without ar.y exception as to counties
An attest was then rnaderto re
consider titi vote so as to allow cer
tain countim to beexcepted from the
provisions of the bill, pending the
discussion or which a motion to take
a recess was jid opted.
TITF. DEBATE RENEWED, AND TUE BILL
At the night session ot the House
the discussion of the stock law was
resumed upon a motioi to consider
the vote whereby the bill was ordered
to a third reading. ThkwL.s unani
mously adopted and-tfc bill again
opened for amendments.
Mr. McCrauy, of Charleston, want,
ed to know Jiow it was proposed to
ascertain the wishes of the people of
the counties. The reply^vas tnat the
repiesentativea bf the counties must
A motion was made to except Col
ki on County. This came from ihf
representative of the cotton section
of the county, Mr. GrJ][e. Mr. Bis'
sell."lrtio re^p?r?tsthe-rice growing
portion, statue]; that his constituents
desired to have the law.
Mr. Haskell was opposed to ar.31
legislation foi*.particular counties, ll
the biw was gkod it was good for tnt
whole Sute, ruft if it wa? bad it wai
bad lor the whoje State.
Mr. Garrett (Republican) of Beau
fort, mad?- a speech against the meas
Mr. McCrady said as there ap
peared to be a^d i fie renee .of opiuior
among the Charleston delegation a1
that from Coller?n, he would offer at
amendment submitting the queptioi
to the people.
A vote was'taken on question 0
excepting Colleton from the bill an<
decided in the negative and-Mr. Mc
Grady's amendment wa? tftbled.
After consid?rable preliminary com
plications a vote was taken on tb<
question of excepting the County 0
Horry, which ?as adopted? A motioi
I t o except Beaufort County "was tabled
j A motion to except Williamsburg a*n
? Georgetown Cooties wast^bpted.
Morrison, ofiHampton, moved ti
postpone the date appoin4*d for tin
Act to go into operation/till 18S8
The matter had been forced ou th*
low-country, he said, and it "would n
of their stock. Tabled':'
Mr. Hutsou moved to fix tue dato
for November, 1S32 Tabled,
At this point the friends"''.-)!' th
measure applied the parliamentary
screws, called the previous question
passed the bill again to a titi i 1 cl read
ing by a vote of 72 to 42, and theo
to clinch the matter and place it be
youd tlie power of the House, tablei
the motion to reconsider. The bi!
es it parsed goes into operation 0:
the 15th'of Merell next,, by whicl
date the counties of Georgetown
Horry and Williamsburg will have ti
have their county fences built. Horr;
is allowed to use her boundary river
as lenee?. All this, provided ihe bil
passes the Senate. . ^
T li ?" ?! a 1 ! s-o at? .1 Ii at ls lo run throng I
Hie Heart oC Wge?eld.
Captain Kirk, of the. Atlantic ar.c
French Broad Valley Railroad, wa
in the city'yesterday, and Seemed t<
be in the best of spirits about his line
He states that proposilions- have al
ready been made by responsible par
ties to pay three times what has beei
spent 00 the road for its grading am
franchises, and expresses the ntmos
confidence that the road will be take
charge of and completed very eoon
absorbing the EdgetieldVAiken ant
Trenton road, and giving its projec
tors a through lino from the West.
It is understood that there will bi
a meeting of railroad magnates with
in a few days to consider the iailroac
law now before the General Astern
bly. Some features of the new lav
are considered very objectionable
and it is not improbable that a forma
protest against them will be* present?
ed, the ground to be taken Uping tba
any legislation hostile to 'railroad;
will tend to keep capital out of flit
State.-Greenville News of the 3d.
A LADY'S WISH.-"Oh, how I di
wish my skin was as clear and sol
as yours," sahl a lady to her friend
.'You can easily make it so," answer
ed the friend. "How/" inguree
the first lady. "By using Hop Bit.
ter?, that makes pure rich blood anc
blooming health. It did it for me
as you observe."-Cairo Bulletin.
SKA HOD proposals will bo received un
til the 15th December for l,(KK) cordi
Long Tient" Pine, or any part tbereof, cul
when tho sap is down to be delivered al
the "Sibley Mills" on tho Augusta ami
Knoxville Railroad, near Augusta, (ia.,
by next A PH I L. The Com puny, reserves
the right, to reject any or all bids.
\VM. C. SIBLEY, Pres't.
KO lt S KI. 1.1 NO 80c. . STOKAOK, 25C
No. fi WARREN BLOCK,
Next to Cotton and Produce Echange
Liberal advances made on Cotton and
Produce in Store. Personnl attention
given to weighing and selling, sop 15:i-?n
EDGEFIELD C. M., S. C.
HAVING-sohl ont my Grocery busi
ness, I have opened a Livery and
Feed Stable nt Smith's ?dd stand where
I will at all times be ready to accommo
date Hie public, either feeding stock,
hiring horses and vehicles or sending
passengers tn any place limy may wish
Thanking the publie for past favors I
shall hope to deserve a eontinuanee of
the sanio in the futuro.
Nov 10-tf D. T. G RICE.
THE" HUMAN UVERRS
Numerous voluntary testimo
nials and krvgel}7 increased sales
prove that RENNS1 BITTER'S
-the Greatest Liver Medicine
of the^Vge-is rapidly winning
its ,?ray as the sure and simple
Salvation of the Human Liver.
For all Dyspeptic Disoases
PENN'S BITTERS ! I
7 I P7WI?TWSM"
10li) ami 1021
JUST BELOW UPPER MARKET,
WILL sell von DRY GOODS, HATS,
SHOES and BOYS CLOTHING,
al lower figures than you cari buy timm
at any other place, and
tit figures to suit the TT A RD TIMES.
Wo also*take care of TRANSIENT
BOARDERS, keep a No 1 table and fur
nish good rooms, for about half the cost
at tho other hotels.
HOTEL alV>vo tho COMBINATION
STORE. J. P. WEATIJERSBEE.
.Sept 22-jan 1
M & fl.
A f oraplete Stock of
PLANTATION HA RD WA RE
BUI Ll) E RS' 11A R 0 WA R E,
We are also the Sole Agents for MC
CORMICK. REAPERS. MOWERS ?mr:
SELF-HINDERS, MONARCH EN
CINES. MIAMI POWDER,BUFFALO
All :iricos guoranteed.
Bones, Doiig??cr?y & Co.,
Hardware Merchant.?, Augusta, Ga.
June", 1881. tC27
E. R SCHNEIDER,
WHOLESALE A.\!> RETAH
-DF.AI.KR \y -
a HAVANNA CIGARS
MINERAL WATERS, ETC.
COI AND 802 BROAD STREE!
THE CHOICEST PROPERS
THAT TA^?A* o SPLENDil
LOT ON M VIS STE fi T ON WHICH
STOOD TH Ll T*?LMAN
U AID LOT FRONTS TO TU R NO RT!
O on Main Street, ISO fi et-and has
magnificent Somborn expo' re from iii
rear, which in the Soutb?i climate la
mighty desidorattuo '?"ne whole l<
contains two. and one-half (?I) ncresinor
or ?ess. all oi it lying in thc very heart <
the town. For 70 or Sn feet foin th
street tiiis lot bys <?u a ilea i' level, alte
which H slopes in th? gentlest and mo.?
beautiful manner m th? icu- line, allon]
iug unparalleled spots for garden.'
patches, meadows and fruit irons. Rilli
er as a site tor a graud hotel, with all i!
appurtenances, or for a row of stores, t.'ii
hu lias absolutely n>> ?jqtiid io Rdgofieh
Thi-i line properly will oe sold as.-: wind?
Terms will lie made accommodating.-*
IL G. M. DUNOVANT,
Nov 17-1 f Real Estate Agent.
FAST INDEBTEDNESS OF EDGE
COUNTY COM.M ISSI OX HUS OFPIOK,
Enc; Kl-'i Kl.l>, S. C., Nov. I'J, ISSI,
NOTICE is hereby given to all pei
sons having claims against Edgi
field county, which wen.' audited ?rn
approved by B. IV. Bot tis, Jr, L. Charl
ton and R. 0. M. Dnnovaut, as Com mb
sioners, to examine the buna lido in
debtedness of Edgelield County, a
shown by their report on said claim
filed in the oltice ol" tho County ("oui
missioner* ol' Edgelield county on th
-day of-A. D. ISSI, that there i.-* now i
the bauds ot tho County Treasurer o
Edgelield county tho sum nf tbirty-tiv
hundred and ninety-five 32-100 dollar.'
arising from the one-mill lax levied an
collected under tho Act approved the2-1 ti
December, 1880, ready b?r distribution
All persons ?laving past duo claims re
ported lipon in said report, aro horeb;
called upon and notified tosend in Reate!
bids for payment from the fonds at
discount to bo specified in said bid.?
Said bids t<> be liicd with the Clerk o
Board of County Commissioners witbii
thirty days from thc first day of .-uiver
tisement of this notice. .Said bids wil
be opened in the County Commissioner
office, at Edgelield Court House, on th
15th day of LM:ember, ISSI, and tho bid
then recorded. The preference in pay
ment will be gven lo the bidders ofleriii]
the greatest percentage of reduction KI
their respective claims, until the fun?
above set forth is exnausted, as require?
by the Act of the General Assembly, ap
proved December SA, IS7U.
W. N .MARTIN, j
J. H. WATSON, Coin missioner
M. CROUCH. I
W. V. ROATH, Clerk. nov 17-41.
? ? EUH
lu Hu- ts of Familles
Hosteller's Stomach Bitters is as miieli
regarded as a household necessity as su
gar or co 111 eo. The reason of this is (hal
years of experience have proved il to bf
perfectly reliable in those cases of emer
gency where a prompt and oonvenienl
remedy ia demanded. Constipation, liv
er complaint, dyspepsia, indigestion and
other troubles aro overcome by il.
For sale by all Druggists and Dealers
Dr. Jas. J. Belgier
"WlLL practice in tho Counties ni
EDGEFIELD and AIKEN.
Orders for work of any kind in his
line will receive prompt attention.
Post Office address : JOHNSTON, S. C.
.I une l?, 1881. tf 28
THE NOVELTY SAWMILL
Tho log remains stationary, the Saw
travelling through it.
25 PER CENT. OF POWER SAVED*
A TEN HORSE ENGINE DRAWS A
50 INCH SAW WITH EASE.
S?3r- Write for circulars.
O. M. STONE A CO, Gen'l Agts.
hov2t-lm. Augusta, Ga.
J. ?T ROljSOlf & SON,
-AND DEALERS IN
IF S UTILIZERS,
(58 RAST BAY.
( J11 A n r.KKTON, November 9,1881.
At the commencement of another bus
iness year we aeknowedge with pleasure
th? patronage an t confidence of our
ROBSONS COTTON AND CORN FER
TILIZER, ROBSON'S COMPOUND
ACID PHOSPHATE, have given very
general satisfaction. . Onr ' Cotton and
Corn Fertilize r is of the highest standard,
it contains among other valuable ingre
dients 3 per cent, of Ammonia, li per
cent, of Potash. 10 per cent, of available
Phosphate. Having been unong the
first to introduce Guano in this State, we
ran confidently refer to our planting
friends that during tho series of years wo
have sold them Manures we have always
given a pure article. Every Manure is
tested. We oller the above Fertilizers
for cash, time or cotton.
Planters ordering immediately will be
allowed to the 1st of April to decide
which they prefer, cash or time. An or
eer for fa carload of ten tons wllJ be sent
free of drayage, for a less amount ?1 per
ton will be charged. nov24 3m.
Oy? JB. rJL\
This Remedy offers a Safe Cure for
Kpilopsy, Fit?, Convulsions, Incipient
Coma, Paralysis, Nervous Debility,
Brain Excitement, Insanity in*
forms, and all cases where
the Brain or Nervous
System has been
It tranquilizes the. Brain, and removes
disorders of obstinate standing. It re
stores the mind, removes Nervousness,
feeds new power, tones up the Brain, In
vigorates Digesti?n and the General
Health, and imparts strength to the ex
hausted Mental ami Physical organs.
Manufactured only hy
WM- A - GIBSON:
Corner r*f King and Queen Streets,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
Price per Bottle, Two Dollars.
W. A. Gibson, Esq., Druggist.Charles
ton, S ''.--Dear ?<ir: since my daugh
ter took ihr- lirst (lasoof your niedicim
von sent her, she has not had one lit
Before that, sim used to have them even
day, at leant one. and as m my as two
three, six and nine a day, forftbe pas
eight, years. Words cannot express on;
joy and delight over the wonderful ac
tion of yemr medicine mi lier whole sys
tem. \\'c cheerfully recommend tho?
afflicted to irv it.
Mus C. il ASELDEN. Adams Run.
Mr. Wm. A. Gibson, Druggist, Charle?
Inn, S. C.-Dear Sir: Ymir medicine hni
acted likt! ?% charin on my son, who ?ia:
boen afflicted with Epileptic Fits for ove:
six years. The medicinal effect bat
been a source of joy and happiness, a
he has not had one in eight months.
IL M. MAGWOOD.
No. 4 Franklin st., Charleston, S. C.
Mr. Wm. A. Gibson, Druggist, Come
King and (?neon Sis.: Thisistocertifj
that my wife has been suffering for 3*eari
with Epileptic Fits to such au extent tba
? could never leave her alone without ;
great deal >>f anxiety. Many limes
had tn leave ber in charge of my store
our. not until I would administer to he
a dose of your medicine, that I wonk
feel sVj- leaye her. And now she i
roil. Having hafL??-ietr?iu o* nts June**
And While I u.-e tho remedy I considei
it H halm t her. and advise any one wb<
suffers from Nervousness or Bpileptii
Fits to usn it at once and be rostered ti
health GUSTAV JACOBY,
oct 27-3 m. King St, Charleston, S. C.
z Mero?]). F. W. POSTES
MCCORD & FOSTER,
Office and Warehouse on Cam pb 6
Street, between Broad and Reynold
near the store of Z. MeCord, Augusta, G
Consignments solicited. -Personal at
terition givon to business. The instruc
lions of consignors proptly obeyed. *
Deutern lu Every Description of
AND SUPPLIES !
380 JncksoBi St.,
Tho largest and best assorted stock o
Glass in the city.
In bulk, also in boxes of 1 co ,r> lbs.
White Lead and Zinc
Strictly Pure, made by the Kentucky
.Lead and Oil Co., which "we guarantee a:
good as the best. Also, the well know]
Nassau White Load and pureFreuoh Zinc
Tho celebrated Paint, made by Wads
wurth, Martinez ?i Longman, which
wo know to be goori,
Fiji! Hue nf Paint & Whitewash Brushes
A large aud assorted stock of Colors ii!
Oil. Also, Dry Colors.
White Dainar, ('nach, Copal, Furniture
Japan, Asphaltum, &c
Johnson's celebrated Prepared Kalso
inine, all shades.
Liuseed Oil, Raw and Boiled.
A largo variety of Locks.
Rim and Mortice Locks.
surface and Mortice Blind Hinges.
All sizes and stylos of Door Butts.
Inside Blind Butts, brass and iron.
A line line of Padlocks.
Yale Store Door Locks.
Yule Night. Latches.
Screws in any quantity and every size,
and anything rise you want in the Hard
Doors. Sa*la ,'tinS ?lind*.
Tho largest stock in Angosta, at bottom
figures. Send for price list.
Balusters, Brackets and Mantels.
And almost anything that can be mado
out of wood, weare prepared to make.
Ye Blow Pi IM* PL suai ber.
In any quantity, rough or dressed.
"flSStWe pack and deliver all of our
goods free of charge.
Thompson & Hcindel
310 JACKSON STREET.
Der;. 28, IS8U. Iy4
OFT HAS DONE
FOR COLONIAL HISTORY
HAS. DONE FOR UNIVERSAL ECONOMY, which is only the beginning of
th? grandest scheme \\ li ich originated in the past week, leading on'to still
greater results, which finds a central point of unity in the ennobling principle of
independence, which gives grandeur and dignity to a single character to which all
others converge as to a com re Rivalry, with closed eyes and voices |forever si
lenced, may seem to haunt, but the mind reverts to
The monument of Industry, the brilliant creation of bis hand's, whose halls radi
ant with hospitality, are daily thronged with patron* paying homage to the shrine
of genius Blithe music echoing midst the din of ba: gains, to the variety and splen
did assortment of fine goods for tho festal holidays now arriving.
Surprising Barcrains literally without regard to cost! Extraordinary Redactions
?throughout the whole Department! ;
Wholesale and Betail DRY GOODS STORE!
WHOLESALE and RETAIL SHOE STORE!
J. B. WHITE & CO.
724 Broad and 725 Ellis Streets, \
FOR MY GOODS!
740 BROAD STREET
Boots and Shoes !
lind Fine Shoes will be offered during the nextThir
-'Blackand Colored Dress Silks,
ine Dress Goods and Novelty
Cloth Cloaks and Shawls; $21,000
worth of Fine Hosiery, Underwear aud Kid Gloves; ?22,000 worth of Real and Im
itation Laces, Lace Scarfs, Fichus, Embroideries, Handkerchiefs, Ribbons and
Corsets, Jet Trimmings, Passimenteries, Gold Trimmings, Fringes, and Cresants;
32S.0?0 Worth of Housekeep ?ni; Linens, White Goods, Blankets, Flannels, Cloths
mid })o'.nc-<?g^^x^L?^^^ $75.000 Worth of the Finest Shoes in the State for
ttnresf n ti?? Uff?tSit Stated Tn "^^fies^A u^s?aTviir^c'eVtaiu to find'the most"
elegant Stock ol SHOE3 at the Leaders.
CON I'T DENCE- If we can impress the public with the fact that our steady
rule and practice is to conduct the DRY GOODS and SHOE .BUSINESS upon prin
ciples that will secure and merit confidence.
Another great stride forwurd will he made by the Leaders. Our success has been
ola :ined by a persistent and o ?mest desire to please by reliable qualities at a fixed
hut low price. Wo intend w iking this success still greater, we have the facilities
"WITH "iALF MILLION CAPITAL, TOGETHER WITH THREE BUYERS
IV HOLTON, NEW VORK* A.N1) .BKLEAST, WE ARE IN A POSITION TO
uri- KLYSKCUKE AND RA iMlJl?Y DISTRIBUTE THE MAMMOTH STOCK
(,;- i>..\- <..nuns \Mnsw??i-:>
DEP12NT) OIST IT,
DOWN! DOWN! DOWN!
O Q "t PIECES BROCA 1)1
?JUU Si 50; we bought a i
$2, nowHSc! we bought a lino
gain. We have 500 pieces of 1
Rh ad?mese Silks, Marvel ie SI
pieces of Colored all Silk ?sui
bought to sell at $1 5U, now 7."
pieces of Watered Moire, bla
ire, 82 00. now ?l 25; 18 pieces c
Silk at l!5e , now 85c.; Ul pietra
Plaid Rhadamese at 2 50, now
There is also IOU j'ards of Silk
3 ,10, now I 75; 75 pieces of Pin
'.I) SILKS-We honidtt a line to sell at $3 50, now
iue to sell at S- 50, now SI; we bought a line to sell at
to sell at Si Sn, now 5iic. But this is not the only bar
ii.'ck Silk; we have 500 pieces of Colored Surah Silks
no ; 113 piece* of Black Silks at 8175, now $1; 128
h ?t. 85c, row 33?; 95 pieces of Rhadamese Silk,
; .IO pieces nf Satin, bought to sell at IL now 50c; 67
.?c l to sell nt St. now 50c; 600 yards of Watered Mo
if Black Silk at 82 25. now 1 50;'15 pieces of Black
; of i olored Moire at 1 25, now 75c; 500 yards of Satin
1! you yards of Satin Plaid Marvelleat 123, now 50c.
Plush at 4 00, now 2 SO; 21 pieces of English Plush at
sh Velvet at 1 00, now :15c.
?LACK PKEXCU CASHMERES.
75 pieces of SI 50 Cashmere at 95c; Si 25 Cashmere at 85c; Si 15 Cashmere at 75c;
75c. Uashmere at 50c; 50c Cashmere at 35c.
<Ei O n f\f\f\ WOETH IN Tills LINE-500 pieces Guanita Dress Plaids,
rr) *? i jvJvJv price 20c now 124 .; 4nu pieces of Brocaded Dress Goods, price
2i!c. now ](ic; 300 pieces of Brudries D cs Goods, price 25c, now 15c; 128 pieces of
Cashmere. 50c, now B5c; IX? pieces of French Brod rie, 50c. now 25c; 97 pieces of
English Armure, :>.")!.. now 15
plebes of Imported Armure. Sile, now 25c; 4CH
now 20c; lil) pieces of Grey armure Debage,
35c; 38 pieces Flannel All-Wool S 'nudas, wor
i pieces of handsome new Plaids. 75c, no*/ 85c; 50
- 400 pieces of German Shudas, worth 50c,
at 0|e; 98 pieces of Trimming Silk,
th 85c., now Ode
ELAflftELS .xml BLANKETS.
Q o BALES l-l White Blankets, worth S3, new Si 85; 11-4 White Blankets,
?>"> O O worth S i 50, now ?fi SO
200 pair nf 12-4 California Blankets, reduced to S5, 7 50, 9 and ll. 25 bales of Bed
Twill Medicated Flannel-price, 50c, now :<5e. 462 pieces of 4-4 All-Wool White
es ol' Canton Flannel-price, 20c, now
and 12c. 50 cases of Wool Doeskin
. 185 pieces of Flint (Michigan) Wool
Cassi mers-price RR; now 55c. Wo call special attention to a large purchase' Q?DO
inerties and Prints. 500 pieces of Dine Cambric at Se. per yard. 500 pieces of'ChoT
Prints at 4, wort h Si. OOo' piece* of Fruit, Semper Idem and Lonsdale shirting et
Sc 150 pieces ol Lonsdale Cambric, at 12Jc
cents per yard.
lin) bales of Graniteville Shirting at 5
JOSHER V BJ? A V ?"ans? ? \DERWEAR--For the Million
150 boxes of Ladies' Unde vests-now 375, was 75c 100 boxes of Ladies' Under
vests, now 60* was 85c. 75 boxes of Ladies' Underveata, now 75c, was Si 25. 50
boxes of Ladies'Undervests. row Si, was 17c. 25 boxes of All-Wool and Red
Medicated, reduced to Si 25, 1 50 and 1 DO. !'?M) boxes of Gents' Undershirts cut
down to 25, 35, 48, 61, 75c. 81, 1 25-just 30 per cent.
UNPARALLED in STOCKINGS-500 boxes of Misses' Hose, worth 20, now 10c.
2(10 boxes of Misses' Hose, English, price 50, now 25c. 200 boxes of Girls' French
Hose, price 75c, now 35c.
FOR LADIES-1,000 boxes ol'German Fancy Hose, regular made, double heels
and toes, worth (?."ic Will run tho lot at the j) mular price, 25c This is an excep
HA RU TO SELL-200 pieces of Curtain Lace price 20, now 7J. 100 pieces of
Curtain Lace, price. 50. now 25c. 500 pieces of Imported Cret -one, price 65, now 24c
CARPETING ON STREET- 95 rolls of Brussels Carpeting down again to 05.
?5 roils of Oil Cloth. 05, now 37 5c. 25 rolls of Oil Cloth. SL now 50c. 25 rolls of Oil
Cloth, Si 25, now 75c. 200 pieces of Carpeting cutdown to It?jc 48 pieces ol Ingrain
at 25, 35 and 50c
CHAMPION KID GLOVE STOCK OF AMERICA.
Wo are exhibiting the most complete stock of Ladies', Gents' and Misses' Kid
Gloves, in 2, 3. 4, 5, 6, 8, 10 and 12, up lo 20 buttons, in Trefousse, and cheaper
grades in Foster Hook Gloves, 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, and up to 24 hooks ; in Bernhardt?.' in
lengths running from 0 to V4 inches ; also, a full stock of Swede, Glace, Caster and
Dogskin. 7()(i dozen job 3-bntton Kid Gloves, at 25c. per pair; also, Ruttie's and
Bernhardt's patent clasp.
CORSETS! CORSETS! CORSETS!
100 dozen Woven Corsets, worth 75e. in basket, at 25a 500 dozen Imported Cor
sots, cut down to 50, 75c. and Si. 500 pieces No. lt; Ribbon-price 76, cut down to
The Leaders of Low Prices,
TE & CO.